Newark resident Mason named Cubs' All-Star

Newark resident Mason named Cubs' All-Star

CHICAGO -- Sharon Mason, who runs a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for free to children and adults with disabilities, was named the Cubs' All-Star of the Major League Baseball and People magazine "All-Stars Among Us" campaign.

The campaign debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Mason was chosen among the three finalists representing the Cubs. The Newark, Ill., resident was honored for her community service through Equine Dreams.

Mason, plus the other 29 "All-Stars Among Us," one representing each MLB club, will be honored during the pregame ceremony of the 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 13 on FOX beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

Fans across the nation cast 1.7 million votes -- more than double the amount of votes from the previous year -- at PeopleAllStars.com to select the 30 All-Stars out of the pool of 90 finalists.

Mason will be at Wrigley Field on Sunday to throw out the first pitch before the Cubs' game against the Cincinnati Reds.